LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Flu season has a lot of health experts concerned, since we're still dealing with the pandemic.

In a release, Kroger says it is making it easy to get a flu shot without leaving your car by offering a drive-thru flu shot clinic. The one-day event planned in Louisville is Saturday, Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Expo Center.

Kroger is also giving flu shots in store at its pharmacies and Little Clinics. Appointments for both can be booked online.

"At our COVID-19 drive-thru test sites, we were able to assist thousands of people in getting a test in a short amount of time. By using that model to provide flu shots, we hope to provide more customers with a safe, convenient option to get vaccinated." says Kroger Health president Colleen Lindholz in a statement.

Health experts are urging people to get a flu shot. Many fear it's going to be difficult to tell the difference between flu symptoms and COVID-19. Flu season may also be a problem on the already over-burdened health care system.

"When you look at last year's flu season, almost half a million people were hospitalized because of the flu," Doug Cornelius, Kroger Health's director of pharmacy operations, said. "That would just overwhelm the health system that's also trying to beat COVID, so we're just trying to be a good partner."

To receive a flu shot, customers and associates can make an appointment online at KrogerHealth.com/flu. They can also complete their pre-visit paperwork online to reduce contact. Many insurance companies cover the flu shot with no co-pay. Flu shots will be administered at Kroger pharmacies and Little Clinics. A complete list of locations is available at KrogerHealth.com.

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